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Smithfield in Isle of Wight County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bennett’s Plantation

 
 
Bennett's Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Laura Troy, September 23, 2007
1. Bennett's Plantation Marker
Inscription.  By Nov. 1621, Edward Bennett had obtained a patent from the Virginia Company to establish Bennett’s Plantation, also known as Warrascoyack and Bennett’s Welcome. By Feb. 1622, the Sea Flower arrived with the first residents and they began settling the south bank of the James River at the lower reaches of Burwell’s Bay. On 22 Mar. 1622, the Powhatan-English War of 1622–1632 began with attacks coordinated by Chief Opechancanough against many English settlements including Bennett’s Plantation. More than 50 colonists died there and the survivors were transported to Jamestown. Bennett’s Plantation was reestablished by June 1623.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-241.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1623.
 
Location. 37° 0.832′ N, 76° 38.053′ W. Marker is in Smithfield, Virginia, in Isle of Wight County. Marker is on
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Old Stage Highway (Virginia Route 10) north of Blounts Corner Road, on the right when traveling north. This marker also sits with K-242 before Hardy Elementary School. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Smithfield VA 23430, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Basse’s Choice (here, next to this marker); Welcome to Fort Boykin Historic Park (approx. 1.6 miles away); Welcome to Fort Boykin (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fort Boykin (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Historic James and its Tributaries (approx. 1.7 miles away); Camp Eustis Attacks Fort Boykin (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fort Boykin Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fort Boykin during the Civil War (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smithfield.
 
Bennett's Plantation and Basse's Choice image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Laura Troy, September 23, 2007
2. Bennett's Plantation and Basse's Choice
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 4,926 times since then and 332 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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